The G2 Ocean Graduate Programme

G2 Ocean are looking for self motivated university graduates with strong business acumen, an innovative mindset, natural leadership ability combined with a desire to develop a career in shipping.

Over 18 months, our programme offers graduates the unique opportunity to learn about every facet of the business, whether corporate, operational and commercial, whilst completing assignments both at home and potentially overseas in locations such as Brazil, USA, Norway, Philippines and China.

This is underpinned by a comprehensive development programme which will help you develop your personal and leadership skills.

At the end of the programme, you will have the opportunity to move into an international posting on either the operational or commercial side.

What to expect

An international programme that will greatly improve your professional and personal development.

The Role

Each year our ships make thousands of port calls in more than 70 countries on five continents. During your job rotations, some of which may be international, you will gain the knowledge to help G2 Ocean demonstrate its passion, expertise and excellence in working with customers.

This includes:

  • Developing knowledge within Operations, which will underpin the rest of your assignments you’re your career in G2 Ocean.
  • Spending time on the Commercial desk to immerse yourself in the complexities of brokering deals and planning cost effective trade lanes.
  • Shadowing our operators in Manila who manage the logistics of a voyage ensuring an efficient and reliable service.
  • Working with the Port Operations group to ensure the smooth transition of cargo and supplies on and off the vessel.
  • Understanding marine accounting and how to measure the cost effectiveness of a voyage.
  • Spend time aboard a G2 Ocean vessel to experience life at sea.
Spending times with your experienced colleagues is vital to understand the business and the G2 Ocean way of working. 
Problem solving, leading other people, and building relationship is an important part of the programme.
Your Development

The experiences you gain during the Programme will last a lifetime. However, we offer much more than just technical training. We will also provide additional development through personal learning and coaching. During the program you will be:

  • Assigned a mentor to support you throughout the programme and in your transition to a permanent role at the end of the 18 months.
  • Develop your general business skills and acumen through on the job training and experience gained in job rotations.
  • Learn about building relationships, leading people and other key personal skills.
  • Develop a truly global mindset through experiencing and working with different cultures with the chance to build relationships all over the world, helping you to learn, develop and shape your career.

Listen to former graduate programme participant Orestis Bakas’ experiences.

What we look for

G2 Ocean wants to be pioneering sustainable shipping solutions, working as one team, in one way. Our values are based on our owner’s values: Responsibility, innovation, integrity, respect, solid, open, committed and proud. These underpin the way we do business. So as well as considering your academic achievements we look to see how you demonstrate these values through your skills and behaviours.

In terms of a candidate profile we look for the following in our potential candidates:

  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • Motivated self-starter with strong business acumen
  • Team worker with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess and demonstrates natural leadership abilities
  • Innovative mindset with the ability to go beyond the obvious in their thinking
  • Has the desire to learn, experience new challenges and diverse cultures
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Willingness to work globally

We do not specifically seek maritime degrees or experience although for some areas of the business this knowledge can be advantageous. For Bergen, we also look for people within IT systems development. Ideally, we are looking for individuals who have the right interpersonal skills and abilities to have a successful career in G2Ocean.

How to apply

Applications for positions in Norway and Brazil are now closed, however we are still recruiting in China. Please click on the button below to complete the application form to apply. 

If you have any questions please contact the recruitment team on

The next round of selection will involve some online testing and video interviews. Those who are successful in being selected onto the final stage will be invited to one of our regional offices for a final interview day.

The assessment team is currently evaluating all the applications to select those who will be put forward to next round.

“Success, you’ve got the job!”

Candidates will be informed within 10 days of the assessment centre that they have been successful. Once the offer has been accepted G2 Ocean will do everything possible to make joining as easy as possible.